Retreat InfoAbout the Retreat:
AYA Healing Retreats provide Professional, Profund, Proven Ayahuasca Retreats in Peru.
Considered one of the best Ayahuasca retreat centers for professionally and integrity, AYA Healing Retreats offers sacred plant medicine and teacher plant retreats with Peruvian shamans in the heart of the Amazon jungle.
We draw upon the wealth of indigenous knowledge and healing wisdom of the Shipibo tribespeople to offer you a truly unique, authentic and life-changing healing experience at our Ayahuasca retreats in Peru. We are committed to preserving the integrity of the ancient shamanic traditions and the sacred land we conduct our ceremonies on.
During our Ayahuasca retreat in Peru, we work with highly respected Shamans who have been apprenticed from a young age in healing through sacred medicinal plants and remedies such as Ayahuasca and various Master or Teacher Plants.
In addition to our traditional healers, each of our facilitators has experienced powerful growth and transformation through sacred plant medicines. Our team is available to support you in boldly going to the edge of your courage and in integrating this work once you return to the day to day routine of life in your home country.
We believe that the healing and insight we receive through working with sacred plant medicines compels us to use this newfound wisdom and compassion for good. We walk the talk by donating a percentage of our profits to two extraordinary NGO’s who are working to heal trauma throughout Nepal, Asia and to regenerate the Peruvian Amazon by strengthening indigenous communities to combat deforestation, discrimination, and marginalization.
We are committed to doing everything possible to guarantee your safety whilst on retreat. In addition, to have a superior first aid and emergency protocol, we have partnered with the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service to create a comprehensive medical screening process.
Your safety and the safety of others throughout your the healing retreat is our first and most important priority.
OUR UNIQUE RETREATS AND MASTER PLANT DIETA
What is standing between you and your dreams? Discover the deep healing an ayahuasca retreat can bring and tap into your own unlimited potential.
Your 11-day Ayahuasca healing journey begins deep within the Shipibo homeland of the Peruvian Amazon. Starting from the bustling riverside town of Iquitos, Peru, we will pick you up and drive to a 2km hike into the jungle where the retreat center is located.
AYA Healing Retreats offers a life-altering opportunity to connect with shamanic healing traditions of the Iquitos region. Those courageous enough to immerse themselves in the process will catalyze profound a spiritual transformation, and return to wholeness.
- 5 Fully supervised & curated Ayahuasca Ceremonies
- Your personalized Master Plant Dieta from Don Miguel
- Defining Your Intentions
- Intimate group setting
- Personalized consultations and individualized Plant Medicine Treatment from Don Miguel
- Active participation in brewing the sacred plant medicines – Ayahuasca or the chosen master plant
- 3 Wholesome meals per day; 2 on the day of our Ayahusaca ceremonies
- 11-Days in a private room or jungle bungalow at El Encanto De Chullachaqui
- Washing and laundering of clothing
- Support to organize transportation from/to Iquitos, Peru – to our retreat center
Shipibo Traditions & Grounding Exercises
- Purifying flower and vapour baths by the riverside
- Icaros (chanting), chosen specifically for each ceremony by the Curandero
- Mapacho use
- Fascinating group lectures that reveal the sacred traditions of the Shipibo traditions, language, and knowledge
- Dedicated Integration Groups with time for sharing
- Full translations from Spanish or Shipibo to English
- Private follow-up integration sessions via Skype or WhatsApp
- Access to our Private WhatsApp Group
- Guided hikes through the epic Amazon rainforest, learning about local plant and wildlife
- Browse our Shipibo market, with textiles and goods made by local Shipibo woman
Additional TreatmentsAll of these treatments are available at the center, included in the regular retreat price:
Tantirao – Help treat anxiety, anger, mood swings, and trauma
Chiric Sanango – Reset the nervous system, treat arthritis and rheumatism
Vapor Baths – Detoxify the body, purge negative energies, treat sleep disturbances
Pinon Colorado – Cleanses the blood, fights infection
Mucura – Enhance physical energy and improve mental clarity
Love Baths – Attract love, community, and abundance in your life
Various purgative plants – Cleanse the digestive system or treat IBS
SHAMAN - SHIPIBO MAESTROS
Don Miguel was born into a Shipibo community called Roaboya on the River Ucayali. When Don Miguel was a child, Angel Sanchez Vargas, his grandfather was the community’s curandero. Vargas was an expert in sacred plant medicines and was frequently called upon to heal and share his spiritual wisdom with members of Roaboya. The school built some years later was named after Vargas and Roaboya went on to be recognised as the first indigenous community 114 years ago. Don Miguel grew up surrounded by the Shipibo wisdom and possess intimate knowledge of the sacred plant medicines. At a very young age he began his apprenticeship as a curandero through plant dietas under the supportive guidance of his grandfather. Miguel is also a trained literature professor and thoroughly enjoys teaching the Shipibo language and culture. Since 2012, Don Miguel has spent the bulk of his time at the Ayahuasca Foundation where he supports his brother, Don Enrique in leading lectures, workshops, initiation courses and retreats. Don Miguel will lead our Ayahuasca ceremonies, circle discussions and be available for personal consultations whilst on retreat.
Maestra Juana was born into the Shipibo community of Pahoyan, one of the most powerful Shipibo healing lineages in the Peruvian Amazon. She is around 60 years old, however her exact age is unknown.She has been studying for more than 35 years under Maestra Manuela, Papa Gilberto and Papa Bejamin, who are all members of the highly-respected curandero family, the Mahua family. Juana began her dieta on the mythical Amazonian tree Noya Rao when she was just 20 years old and has dedicated her life to the path of healing ever since. Juana is also very learned in the workings of the human body, possessing an excellent knowledge of the bones and skeletal system. Juana specialises in bone massage and will be available on the Noya Rao retreat to provide our guests with this unique healing experience. We are delighted to have Juana’s expertise, depth of wisdom and fun loving spirit with us on the Noya Rao retreat.
About the Center
The Center houses an ample ceremonial space called a Maloca (communal house); it is here that we will where we will participate in our Ayahuasca rituals on several of our evenings. The Center also hosts a central kitchen and dining area and areas overlooking the garden, which is excellent for enjoying great conversation with others and admiring the ever-changing jungle. You will all have your own private room or bungalow. If you have concerns regarding covid-19 policies you can read more about how we are keeping you safe
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However, we recommend that you take care of all matters that require your urgent attention before joining us on retreat, either while in Iquitos or in your home country. This will enable you to be fully present and to receive the actual healing benefits from not only the sacred plant medicines but from the superior beauty of the surrounding forest and lakeside environment. To preserve the integrity of the river water, we only permit our guests to use biodegradable and chemical-free soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste. Our favorite soaps are Dr. Bronner’s due to their ingredients and support of reforestation and fair trade.
While at the Center, you will be enjoying a private room or jungle bungalow (Tambo) with a spectacular view of the Amazon Jungle. Your Tambo is fully protected from mosquitos by a particular screen surrounding the doors and windows.
You will have your comfortable double bed to rest on each night and all privacy you need to recharge and contemplate the day’s events. The Tambo’s are rustic, yet spacious and are guaranteed to offer you an authentic Peruvian forest experience. Attached to the rooms and to at each Tambo, western toilets and showers.Description of Services:
AYA Healing Retreats offers unique retreats with Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine in Peru and in selected location outside Peru.
Our offerers are:
- Ayahuasca Retreat & Master Plant Dieta
- Yoga & Master Plant Dieta Retreat
- Women's Retreat: Empowering the Divine Feminine
- Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta in Portugal and Costa Rica
- Voice of Light Retreat
- Healing Trauma Retreat
- Shamanic Initiation Program
Visit to learn from each one of our offer: https://ayahealingretreats.com/
DetailsFounder(s) / CEO: Elio GeusaGroup Size: 7-12Price Range: 1650 - 2250Specializing In: Anxiety, Depression, Integration, Life Elevation, Shamanic Initiation, Trauma, and Women Retreats
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
An ayahuasca retreat presents immense potential for positive change and deep healing. Equally important to physically preparing, having the right mental preparation is key to unlocking the full wisdom of plant medicines. One of the most effective methods to do so, is to form and create specific intentions.
- Empowered indigenous communities whose sacred healing traditions and native lands are respected and revered by the Western world.
- Reconnection of all who are willing with nature, The Amazon and the powerful spirits dwelling in sacred medicinal plants.
- A community of courageous people who are empowered to embrace their shadow and create a more loving and authentic life for themselves and for those who are less fortunate.
- Facilitate profound spiritual, emotional and physical healing through sacred plant medicine.
- Provide expert education in shamanism and sacred plant medicine informed by the Shipibo tradition.
- Empower our guests to connect deeply with their intuition and to build a life-long relationship with the spiritual realms.
- Bridge the gap between indigenous Peruvian Shamanism and Western culture.
- Provide an exclusive once in a life-time experience deep within the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
*Love: For ourselves and for the environment
*Compassion: For ourselves and others as we prepare to face our truth
*Respect:For the ancient wisdom and sacred healing traditions of the peoples of the Amazon Basin
*Commitment: To our healing journey and to the replanting and regeneration of native plant medicines
*Transparency: With our guests and non-for profit partners
*Gratitude: For the healing we experience, the opportunities we have in life and the generosity of the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian AmazonIntake Process:
The application that you are required to complete before being accepted for a place on retreat is quite extensive.
The application is an essential part of your healing journey and we like to say that your journey begins the moment you write and submit your application to us. The application process will help you to clarify your intentions and give you an opportunity to think long and hard about whether sacred plant medicine is a healing modality that you are authentically being called to now in your life. Please note that you are not required to submit payment with your application; we will request this from you should you pass the screening process and be accepted for a place on retreat. Upon being accepted and your place confirmed, you will be required to submit a 50% deposit to us. You are welcome to pay the investment fee upfront once accepted, or you can complete your payments in instalments, at least 2 weeks prior to the estimated start date.
We encourage you not to book flights until your booking has been confirmed and your deposit payed and received by us. Unfortunately, we are not liable for any flight costs that you may incur should you not be accepted to participate.Supplemental Modalities: Yoga, Cacao Ceremony, Post-Retreat Integration Sessions, Lectures and WorkshopsPsychedelic Substances Offered: AyahuascaHow does this Center source medicine?:
Our Maestro prepare the medicine with the help of the participants at the during the retreat with the plants that grow at our CenterPractice reciprocity with local communities?: Yes